Photo depicting inaccessbility of a door for an individual in a wheelchair

Photo depicting inaccessbility of a door for an individual in a wheelchair
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Brief Description (Alt Text):

Photo depicting inaccessbility of a door for an individual in a wheelchair

Essential Description (Caption):

This photo focuses on a woman in a wheelchair attempting to enter a building that doesn’t have an accessible door and she appears to be waving through the glass window of the door for assistance. The purpose of this photo is to demonstrate the need for universal design.

Detailed Description (Description):

The woman in a wheelchair is trying to open a door to Enderis Hall on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Unfortunately, this entrance is not accessible. Because there are no push buttons to assist the woman in opening the door, she is attempting to flag down a passerby for assistance. This photograph depicts an example of advocacy. There is a person in a wheelchair waving, yelling, and knocking at a door to draw attention to herself to let others know that she needs assistance to get into the building. This image represents the sometimes limited accessibility resources on campus and the struggles a student may face when they encounter a similar situation. The ACCESS-ed project focuses on campus accessibility to remove barriers and incorporate universal design on campus